Tech Thursday: SpaceX CRS-17 set to launch on 26 April
Tech Thursday: SpaceX CRS-17 set to launch on 26 April
SpaceX carried out its first commercial launch on Thursday with its Falcon Heavy rocket easing a Saudi telecoms satellite into
15 April, 2019, 00:50
With three boosters with 27 Merlin liquid propellant engines in total, the Falcon Heavy has more than 5 million pounds of thrust-the most for a launch since the Saturn V rocket was last used for Apollo moon missions in the early 1970s. On Feb. 6, 2018, the rocket carried a red Tesla Roadster into space in a demonstration of the rocket's capability in order to get more orders.
Amid the fanfare of the Falcon Heavy successfully embarking on its second-ever trip to space, Elon Musk announced that his company was able to recover both fairing halves of the megarocket for the first time.
Roughly three minutes after clearing the pad, Heavy's two side boosters separated from the core rocket for a synchronised landing at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Two of the rockets landed safely in landing zones at Kennedy Space Center and a third came down on the company's "Of Course I Still Love You" sea barge in the Atlantic. Falcon Heavy's first flight was a history-making affair.
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The latest launch marked the first time Falcon Heavy flies using the new Block 5 hardware, which is created to last longer than previous versions without the need for refurbishment. NASA is now building its own rocket, the Space Launch System or SLS, to perform that lunar flight, but delays in the vehicle's development prompted NASA officials to consider now available rockets for the job. The modernised LM 2100 includes several innovations that make the satellite more powerful, more flexible and more versatile in orbit.
The craft, named Falcon Heavy was built by the SpaceX company.
Ultimately, NASA decided that it would stick with the SLS to perform the mission, but Bridenstine noted that the Falcon Heavy could become a part of NASA's long-term plans in the future.
Falcon Heavy lifted off yesterday from Cape Canaveral in Florida and successfully delivered its cargo into orbit. Weather is looking good for a launch so far, with a 90 percent chance that conditions will be favorable, according to the 45th Space Wing. While many SpaceX fairings have been pulled from the water over the years and put back into service, the ultimate goal is to avoid having to refurbish the components to deal with corrosion caused by salt water - which is expensive and time-consuming.
SpaceX aims to land two of the first-stage boosters back at Cape Canaveral , just like it did for the rocket's debut a year ago . This is all part of SpaceX's plan to refurbish rocket boosters so they can be used again, lowering the cost of spaceflights.
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